8 Investment-Worthy Extras From Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

8 Investment-Worthy Extras From Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale: Boots, Bijoux, and Beauty
1. Aquatalia by Marvin K. 'Gianna' weatherproof boot ($595 $369.90) | 2. Frye 'Melissa Tab' pull on boot ($417.95 $279.90) | 3. Tory Burch eau de parfume set ($127 value, available for $115) | 4. Bony Levy 'Aurora' diamond pave circle ring ($895 $598.90) | 5. Lancome mascara wardrobe set ($94 value, available for $39.50) | 6. Dana Rebecca Designs diamond pendant necklace ($660 $438.90) | 7. NARS 'Blame it on NARS' cheek palette ($160 value, available for $59) | 8. Dolce Vita 'Kadie' bootie ($129.95 $84.90)

If you read my last post, you'll know that the Nordstrom anniversary sale is now open to the general public for their pre-fall shopping pleasure! This is your chance to scoop up the staples you'll wear all autumn long, at the best prices of the season. Last post was all about outerwear; this time around, I'm sharing pre-fall splurges that are worth every penny.

Personally, I think every woman's fall/winter wardrobe requires a pair of flat boots; whether they're weatherproof riding boots or versatile ankle booties, they're going to be that one pair of shoes you always reach for when you're running out the door. I see the same wear-all-the-time potential in the delicate Dana Rebecca Designs necklace and Bony Levy ring, which can be layered and stacked or worn on their own. Plus, it doesn't get any more investment-worthy than diamonds and gold if you're looking to graduate from costume jewels to keepsake bijoux.

And then there's beauty. The Tory Burch features a beautiful white laser-cut leather pouch; I usually roll my eyes when someone insists that a cosmetics case could double as a clutch, but in this case I think that claim is justified. The NARS cheek palette can bronze, contour, highlight, and give your cheeks the perfect cool or warm undertone to complement the vampy reds and sultry plums in your lipstick collection come fall.

Lastly, I think the Lancome mascara set is an absolute steal. The average shelf life of a mascara is 3 months before you have to toss it, for which a trial size contains more than enough product. This set basically lets you cycle through 4 department-store mascaras for the cost of 4 drugstore ones, and comes with an eyeliner and eye makeup remover to boot. Like I said, a steal!

Want to shop the anniversary sale? Here's how:

1. The sale is open to everyone July 17 (that's today!) to August 3. Check out the catalogs for the full scoop on pre-fall wares.

2. After August 3, the pre-fall merchandise goes back up to regular prices for the rest of the season.

Happy shopping!

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